Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tracking Ravens' position coaches
By Jamison Hensley
The Baltimore Ravens have two positions on their coaching staff left to fill: running backs coach and wide receivers coach. There's a report from CoachingSearch.com that the Ravens are set to hire Wisconsin's Thomas Hammock as their running backs coach, although there's nothing official from the team yet.
Here's a look at where previous coaches at those positions are right now:
RUNNING BACKS COACH
Al Lavan (1996-98): He joined the Kansas City Chiefs as their running backs coach after being let go by the Ravens. Lavan was the head coach at Delaware State for seven seasons, compiling a 43-38 record from 2004-2010. He hasn't coached since being fired by the school.
Matt Simon (1999-2005): He went to coach the San Diego Chargers' running backs for two seasons after being fired by the Ravens. Simon is currently the running backs coach for the University of Buffalo.
Tony Nathan (2006-07): After leaving the Ravens, he lasted one year as the San Francisco 49ers running backs coach in 2008. He is currently the Bailiff for former teammate Judge Edward Newman in Miami-Dade County court.
Wilbert Montgomery (2008-13): Let go by the Ravens last month, Montgomery has been linked to the Cleveland Browns' running backs job but he hasn't been hired yet.
WIDE RECEIVERS COACH
Mike Sheppard (1996): After one year with the Ravens, he went on to be an offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints. He hasn't coached since being replaced as the Jacksonville Jaguars' wide receivers coach after the 2011 season.
Richard Mann (1997-98): He went to coach wide receivers for the Kansas City Chiefs after being let go by the Ravens. Mann is currently entering his second season as the Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receivers coach.
Milt Jackson (1999-2000): He moved into a a consultant role the year after the Ravens won the Super Bowl and then retired. Jackson died of a heart attack in 2005.
Mike Nolan (2001): He was promoted to defensive coordinator after Marvin Lewis left for the Washington Redskins. Nolan was hired as the 49ers head coach in 2005 and is currently the Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator.
David Shaw (2002-05): After being fired by the Ravens, he joined Jim Harbaugh's staff as the passing game coordinator for the University of San Diego. Shaw is currently the head coach of Stanford, which has finished in the top 11 in his three seasons at the school.
Mike Johnson (2006-07): He became the 49ers quarterbacks coach after being fired by the Ravens. Johnson served as the interim coach at UCLA in 2011 but was not retained.
Jim Hostler (2008-13): He became the Buffalo Bills' senior offensive assistant after losing out on the Ravens' offensive coordinator job this year.